In the aftermath of the mysterious death of their lead singer, the young members of a now-legendary British acid folk band hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient English country house with its own dark secrets. There they record Wylding Hall, the album that makes their reputation - but at a terrifying cost when Julian Blake, their new lead singer, disappears within the mansion and is never seen again. Now, years later, the surviving musicians and their friends and lovers - including a psychic, a photographer, and the band´s manager - meet with a young documentary filmmaker to tell their own versions of what happened during that summer. But whose story is the true one? And what really happened to Julian Blake? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jennifer Woodward, John Telfer, Dan Morgan, Emma Fenney, Simon Victor, Kris Dyer, various narrators. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007492/bk_blak_007492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
They slowed as they reached the gate; two stone columns, each with its own crumbling angel perched on top. The angels held up a rusty, wrought-iron arch that read, in curling, serpentine letters: SHIVERTON HALL. Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly accepted into Shiverton Hall, which, as it turns out, is an incredibly spooky school, full of surprises. And it is just as well that Shiverton Hall has made its offer, because Arthur had a horrible time at his previous school, and was desperate to leave. Timely indeed... but Arthur has no time to worry about the strange coincidence. He is too busy trying to make head or tail of Shiverton Hall, dogged as it is by tales of curses and bad fortune. At least there are a few friendly faces: George, who shows him around; also Penny and Jake. But not all the faces are friendly. There are the bullying Forge triplets for starters. And then there is the acid tongue of the headmistress, Professor Long-Pitt, who seems to go out of her way to make Arthur´s life a misery. Luckily Arthur has his new friends to cheer him up. Although there are some friends that you don´t want to have at all, as Arthur is soon to find out. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Shepherd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021000/bk_adbl_021000_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dragonlore, the fantasy trilogy beginning with A Dawn of Dragonfire, continues with a new epic tale. BOOK TWO: A DAY OF DRAGON BLOOD Requiem, an ancient land whose people can become dragons, lies smoldering. After burning Requiem´s halls and forests, the cruel Queen Solina retreats into her desert kingdom; there she plans her second assault. Among the dunes, Solina wakes an ancient, buried evil: a horde to slaughter every last dragon. The wyverns rise from the desert, beasts of iron scales, leathern wings, and claws like swords. Myriads swarm. From their maws spews acid to eat through flesh, stone, and steel. Flying upon the Wyvern King, her sword and banner raised, Solina leads her host into Requiem. Requiem´s dragons are still healing; their wounds are fresh, their hearts haunted. How can they defeat the wyverns, creatures as cruel as the desert that bred them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Campbell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061806/bk_acx0_061806_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the US Department of Justice. A former US Navy intelligence officer, David Locke Hall was a federal prosecutor when a bizarre-sounding website, CRACK99, came to his attention. It looked like Craigslist on acid, but what it sold was anything but amateurish: thousands of high-tech software products used largely by the military, and for mere pennies on the dollar. Want to purchase satellite tracking software? No problem. Aerospace and aviation simulations? No problem. Communications systems designs? No problem. Software for Marine One, the presidential helicopter? No problem. With delivery times and customer service to rival the world´s most successful online retailers, anybody, anywhere - including rogue regimes, terrorists, and countries forbidden from doing business with the United States - had access to these goods for any purpose whatsoever. But who was behind CRACK99, and where were they? The Justice Department discouraged potentially costly, risky cases like this, preferring the low-hanging fruit that scored points from politicians and the public. But Hall and his colleagues were determined to find the culprit. They bought CRACK99´s products for delivery in the United States, buying more and more to appeal to the budding entrepreneur in the man they identified as Xiang Li. After winning his confidence, they lured him to Saipan - a US commonwealth territory where Hall´s own father had stormed the beaches with the marines during World War II. There, they set up an audacious sting that culminated in Xiang Li´s capture and imprisonment. The value of the goods offered by CRACK99? A cool $100 million. An eye-opening look at cybercrime and its chilling consequences for national security, CRACK99 is like a caper that resonates with every amazing detail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Peckham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008109/bk_blak_008109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
USA Today best-selling author, Karina Halle, brings you the final installment in her sexy, action-packed, Artists Trilogy contemporary romance series.The Faster They Live, the Harder They Fall...Raised by con artists, Ellie Watt has a lot of crazy childhood memories - but none crazier than being scarred with acid by the demented crime boss Travis Raines. Now Ellie is a full-grown woman who lives for revenge, and Travis is a full-blown drug lord who kills for pleasure. The sadistic bastard has kidnapped her good friend Gus as well as her mother, whom he´s been holding as prized possessions in his heavily guarded lair. And Ellie has only one chance in hell of getting them out alive - using two dangerous men who love her to death...One is Camden McQueen, a talented tattoo artist who´s made a permanent mark on Ellie´s heart. The other is Javier Bernal, her fiery ex-lover who´s busted more than a few heads in his time. From the crime-ridden streets of Mexico City to the predatory jungles of Honduras, this unlikely trio forms an uneasy alliance in the deadliest game of all - a gun-blazing battle to the finish that will pit enemy against enemy and lover against lover. And Ellie must choose the right man to trust...or die. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Veronica Den. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/001555/bk_hach_001555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book will steal your soul. ´´This made my brain hurt.´´ -Anonymous Litigant Mystical. Weird. Hilarious. A dumb cast of characters you have to see to believe. The lazy Uncle who fuses with his favorite chair. The computer virus that takes on a life of its own. The surgeon on an acid trip. Bootsy Collins. What do these people have in common? About as much as you have with Kevin Bacon. Witness how the actions of one can affect the lives of many in Degrees of Separation. Get ready for a downward spiral through hell. Through beauty and nightmares, through comedy and tragedy. A novel? Yes. A short story collection? Yes. Call it what you will, but I can promise you that it is made of 100 percent words. Degrees of Separation was originally penned by a squadron of Black Sabbath fans at a Steely Dan show. The pages that weren’t used for rolling special cigarettes were retrieved from the floor of the concert hall, and then (barely) translated into this book here. Step right up, strap in, and enjoy the ride! 1. Language: English. Narrator: David S. Dear. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/079437/bk_acx0_079437_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Opening your apartment door to see a woman sliding down it is distressing. Especially when that woman has a knife in her chest. How could a murderer be roaming the halls in the middle of the night? After all the times she has encouraged Jolie to mind her own business, Aunt Madge has had a change of heart. It´s Jolie´s boyfriend Scoobie Madge turns to help her figure out who the murderer is. Not that being temporarily in an assisted living apartment prevents Aunt Madge from investigating herself. No, a fall from a stool that results in a broken wrist and ankle can´t hold down the owner of the Cozy Corner B&B. Could the murderer be a resident with a grudge, or a philandering neighbor who didn´t want to get caught in someone else´s bed? Aunt Madge´s scooter rides take her to the laundry room where she thinks she spots a body in a bin, and into the cold to check exit doors to be sure they can´t be entries for murder. All she gets is a reputation for being nosy. It´s hard not to be when a dead woman´s blood is on your carpet. Murder´s not all Madge and friends juggle. What will happen to the Alzheimer´s patient whose husband wants to keep her in their apartment? Will Scoobie find information about Melvin, his ornery former professor, that will explain his odd behavior? And how will Madge and her good friend Lance avoid the acid-tongued Elmira Washington, who has decided she wants an apartment in their building? Elmira has been a thorn in Jolie´s side for years. Would she be willing to kill to eliminate a roadblock to her move? For a change, it´s Madge whose persistence annoys Sergeant Morehouse of the Ocean Alley Police. He tells her she is moving up on his pain-in-the-ass list. Certainly the director of the Silver Times senior complex wants Aunt Madge to get well enough to leave. And she does miss her exuberant retrievers and husband Harry. He´s busy burning muffins at the B&B instead of helping Jolie with the appraisal bus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Bateson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059933/bk_acx0_059933_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.